Maradona in Nyon and the King of Spain in Vaud – Local news summary


Photo above: courtesy of Hublot

Here is a summary of some recent local news taken and translated from La Côte newspaper. 

Don’t forget, there is an English column in La Côte each Friday written by the Living in Nyon editor, it’s a light hearted look at living in this area. It can be found on the inside of the front page under the “Forum” section. Living in Nyon is also on Facebook. Click the “like button” to add Living in Nyon to your favourites and to get the latest posts from the site.

Royal visit to Vufflens le Château

The first bit of news is that on the 19th May, King Juan Carlos of  Spain and Queen Sofia visited this area and had lunch at the hotel/restaurant “L’Ermitage  in the village of Vufflens le Château . This village can be found just above Morges and has a population of around 780.  The restaurant L’Ermitage is categorised as one of the “Les Grands Tables du Monde “.

Photo above: Courtesy of L’Ermitage  –  A table set for a king and queen.

Here is what was on the menu for this special occasion.  

Velouté de petits pois doublement écossés, Méli-mélo de légumes,  Agnolotti basilic,  Pain brioché tomate.

This was followed by  Omble Chevalier du Lac Léman en saveurs d’hysope, Gourmandises d’asperges, Féra et écrevisses, Pain aux sept céréales cuit au four à bois de L’Ermitage.

Finally, Mille-feuille de bricelets au kirsch du Chef Bernard Ravet, Fraises vaudoises et glace à la vanille de Bali.  Café et mignardises d’Isabelle.   To see the wine served and to disover more about this restaurant see the restaurant’s own blog.   

Maradona in Nyon

Another famous name to visit this area recently was footballing legend Diego Maradona, as on the 10th May he paid a visit to Nyon to the watch manufacturers Hublot, who have a factory in the town. On the visit he  looked at the watches and watched the skilled craftsmen and women at work.


Permanent buvette by the plage

Other news is the Buvette at the plage of Nyon is now going to be open year round and not just in the summer! The tender to run the buvette this year has been given to Raymond Dumuid. He also runs the popular Bains des Pâquis in Geneva which is open throughout the year. This is good news for the association of the Bains des 3 Jetées who have been instrumental in bringing this area of the lake to life during the winter months, by installing a temporary sauna and organising events for the public duiring the year.  The new buvette will be self service.

Photo above: the temporary winter dutch tub installed by the plage in Nyon in 2010 by the Bais des 3 Jetees Association.

Bike hire in Nyon available from mid June

There is work going on at the moment behind Nyon railway station with the installation of bike stands as part of the velopass scheme. The scheme is due to be oficially inaugarated on the 18th June. Bikes will be available to hire at a reduced rate and can be rurned to various locations between Nyon, Gland and Prangins. More details to follow here on this site, you can also see info on Nyon town website